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Poverty

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     I woke up this morning thinking about food banks. They are advertising now. Food banks are a relatively new phenomenon. I think they meant well. I think what ended up happening though is that food banks allowed the government to ignore poverty.

     Food bank use in Canada has escalated by 25 . . . → Read More: Poverty

Some of the Things I learned at Home.

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When I was a child, I used to love to make my dad’s lunch. He was a logger. I would line his lunchbox with a paper towel and write a message on it. “I love you”, “have a great day”. I would make him a couple of sandwiches, wrapped neatly in wax paper. . . . → Read More: Some of the Things I learned at Home.

It’s Spring. Sharpen Your Pitchforks.

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This is it folks. Now is the time. We cannot afford to wait for some future theoretical Election to happen, where the outcome will do nothing to change the trajectory of turning Canada into a kleptocracy.

Let’s face some facts here. Even if the country, at least the 70% of the . . . → Read More: It’s Spring. Sharpen Your Pitchforks.

Why This Anglo Supports Quebec Solidaire and So Should Other Progressive Anglos

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Well, boys n girls, one week before the election. Advanced polling starts today. After the sparring on Facebook and Twitter with other Quebec Anglos who are progressive as to why the Quebec Liberal Party doesn’t deserve our votes and that yes, there is indeed a choice in voting.  Yup, I’ve heard all the . . . → Read More: Why This Anglo Supports Quebec Solidaire and So Should Other Progressive Anglos

Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation

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I’m a bit late giving my opinions here, but here goes.

First off, for those who complained or mocked Pauline Marois for being, shall we say, animated, would you rather a debate where everybody is standing still like statues and speaking in a monotonic voice?  Perhaps where they all basically agreed with each . . . → Read More: Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation

Let’s Start Commemorating This International Women’s Day by Demanding Justice

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I will open with a Happy International Women’s Day to all my likeminded readers.  However, I’m afraid this is not a pleasant post.  I will be talking about many issues facing women today, mainly in Canada.

I found it hilarious that Tasha Kheiriddin, preaching human rights using typical right winged talking points when . . . → Read More: Let’s Start Commemorating This International Women’s Day by Demanding Justice

Babs Kay And Robyn Urback, By Denying a Rape Culture Exists, You’re Actually Contributing to It

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Boys n girls, Babs Kay has exposed her betrayal to the sisterhood yet again.  This time she contends that the rape culture on university campuses virtually doesn’t exist, or at the very least, is grossly exaggerated.  First off, she gives an extremely dumb analogy:

Health-conscious people do not smoke for fear of getting . . . → Read More: Babs Kay And Robyn Urback, By Denying a Rape Culture Exists, You’re Actually Contributing to It

Haters Gonna Hate…

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Seems to be the new buzzword these days.  It sounds like an excuse to me…

 

This morning I was talking to a friend who is an immigrant from the UK and has spent 2/3’s of her life in Canada.  This person is fully engaged in Canadian life, issues, politics.  She is a . . . → Read More: Haters Gonna Hate…

Those Who Live in Glass Houses… Justin Trudeau is Not the Only Sitting Politician to Break the Law and Won’t be the Last

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Well, Boys n girls,  it seems that Justin Trudeau has admitted to having smoked some weed about 5 or 6 times in his life, the most recent being a few years ago as a sitting MP at a dinner party with friends as they passed a spliff around the table.  The comments I’ve . . . → Read More: Those Who Live in Glass Houses… Justin Trudeau is Not the Only Sitting Politician to Break the Law and Won’t be the Last

To Those Knocking Teaching as not Real Work Experience; You Must Not Really Value Your Children

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Boys ‘n’ girls, this is a rant that is long overdue.  I’ve seen the righty trolls bitch about teachers being paid too much or they’re being greedy every time there is a labour dispute as it happened in Ontario recently.  They bitch that teachers don’t really work all that hard and they have . . . → Read More: To Those Knocking Teaching as not Real Work Experience; You Must Not Really Value Your Children

Who Audits the Auditor, and why it’s not news…

Tweet Deloitte and Touche. Auditors of Attawapiskat. It turns out, for one of the 4 largest Auditing Firms on the planet, this firm has faced alot of critisism, charges and fines.  After the 2006 election, they were forced to retract their audit of the Conservative Party of Canada.  From the Ottawa Citizen

“The Conservative . . . → Read More: Who Audits the Auditor, and why it’s not news…

The World is Watching

Tweet I’m getting tired of the racism displayed for all the world to see right now. I thought we were so much better as a collective society. I was wrong.  It’s not just the right-wing extremists.  It’s looking to me like somewhere around half of all Canadians are completely unaware of how our country . . . → Read More: The World is Watching

A Crisis in Canada, an open letter to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second.

Tweet To Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA Your Majesty;      The situation with Parliamentary Democracy in Canada is at a crisis.  I’m sure you are well apprised of the allegations against the current Government, led by Stephen Harper.  Proroguing Parliament to avoid questions of Confidence.  Twice.  Contempt of . . . → Read More: A Crisis in Canada, an open letter to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second.

Gee, That Was Fast! M-312 Dies and 24 Hours Later, M-408 Crawls out of The Woodwork!

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Boys ‘n’ girls, I expressed concern that another hideous fetus bill or motion would be tabled sooner rather than later. I think many of us had that sick feeling.  This evening, we were Proven right.  The new wank face of fetus is Langley Harpercon, Mark Warawa AKA ra ra war.  He is supporting . . . → Read More: Gee, That Was Fast! M-312 Dies and 24 Hours Later, M-408 Crawls out of The Woodwork!

The Battle For Our Reproductive Rights is Won…But Why Do I Think We Haven’t Won the War?

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I know I haven’t written about ol’ Wankworth and his wankiness in some time.  Then again, I haven’t blogged about much of anything as of late.  I must offer my 2 cents here, boys ‘n’ girls.  I’m happy that this M-312 never came to light. Relieved, actually. However,  why do I get this sinking . . . → Read More: The Battle For Our Reproductive Rights is Won…But Why Do I Think We Haven’t Won the War?

A Politician Who Keeps Her Promise and How Long Will Pauline Marois and the PQ Last?

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Pauline Marois had a very busy first day of school, boys ‘n’ girls. After the first day school, by decree, La Marois has scrapped the proposed tuition hike for at least this year, struck the most contentious and punitive portions of Bill 78 (now Bill 12),  issued a permanent moratorium on the production . . . → Read More: A Politician Who Keeps Her Promise and How Long Will Pauline Marois and the PQ Last?

Top ten things right wingers believe have a liberal bias

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While there are literally hundreds of institutions and services that to the right winger are evidence of ‘liberal bias’, only the top ten are presented here because I’m tired of typing. Add your own!

Note: No links are provided for obvious reasons. But you can always go to that liberal search tool, Google, . . . → Read More: Top ten things right wingers believe have a liberal bias

Media Failures During Quebec Election Campaign

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The Grope and Fail has decided to endorse a CAQ / Liberal ‘agreement’ of sorts.

If we could wish anything for Quebec, it would be a minority alliance of the established Liberals and upstart CAQ, one that melds experience, daring and willingess to work with the rest of Canada on our shared challenges . . . → Read More: Media Failures During Quebec Election Campaign

Corporate Media, Right Winged Element, Political Parties And Students, to Varying Degrees, Are Missing The Boat on Tuition Issues

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Well, boys ‘n’ girls, just as it seemed that Premier Johnny had lost the narrative for his ballot question, the students from Universite de Montreal and UQAM had themselves a protest to open the first day of school. Honestly, I wish they had waited another week, til after the election to do this, . . . → Read More: Corporate Media, Right Winged Element, Political Parties And Students, to Varying Degrees, Are Missing The Boat on Tuition Issues

Was Bevie Oda Thrown Under the Bus? Is This Typical Harpercon Double Standard?

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Now, boys ‘n’ girls, don’t be fooled by the title of this post. By any means, I do  ^Not  feel sorry for Bevie Odeous, nor should any of you. All of her transgressions, from Kairos fun with document doctoring to limo rides and lavish hotels, chased down with 16$ orange juice were and are . . . → Read More: Was Bevie Oda Thrown Under the Bus? Is This Typical Harpercon Double Standard?